AUR30420 Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This qualification intends to both prepare new employees and to also recognise and develop the skills of existing employees working in the agricultural vehicle and equipment service sector. The qualification will provide you with an ability to perform a broad range of servicing and repair tasks on a variety of agricultural vehicles and equipment. These operations may include servicing and repairing mechanical parts such as engines, transmissions, suspension and cooling systems. We are continuing to see rapid advances in this sector and in response to this technicians are becoming more specialised in their areas of work.


This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to service and repair agricultural vehicles, specifically in the role of an agricultural mechanical technician.


Further training pathways from this course include Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling, Certificate IV in Automotive Performance Enhancement and Diploma of Automotive Technology.

Course Delivery

Apprentices are signed up for 4 years however this package is competency based meaning some apprentices may complete in less time. Practical tasks will be carried out in the workshop, practical tasks may be assessed on-site where appropriate for some units. Block release (weekly). 7 week block releases, 5 days, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Friday.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals. Victoria: Must have a workplace/be employed as an Apprentice and have an Epsilon registration. NSW: Must have a workplace/be employed as an Apprentice and have a NSW state training registration.

Expected Time to Complete

4 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURACA101 Respond to customer needs and enquiries in an automotive workplace 20 $24.00
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25 $30.00
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20 $24.00
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits 40 $48.00
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles 15 $18.00
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems 30 $36.00
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems 30 $36.00
AURHTE102 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle compression ignition engines 70 $84.00
AURHTF102 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems 80 $96.00
AURKTA111 Diagnose and repair mobile plant hydraulic systems 60 $72.00
AURKTB101 Diagnose and repair mobile plant braking systems 40 $48.00
AURKTD102 Diagnose and repair mobile plant steering systems 40 $48.00
AURKTQ101 Diagnose and repair mobile plant final drive assemblies 30 $36.00
AURKTX101 Diagnose and repair powershift transmissions 50 $60.00
AURTTA104 Carry out servicing operations 20 $24.00
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies 20 $24.00
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems 20 $24.00
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems 20 $24.00
AURTTE104 Inspect and service engines 20 $24.00
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems 20 $24.00
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20 $24.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 $24.00
AURETR009 Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems 40 $48.00
AURETR124 Diagnose and repair compression ignition engine management systems 50 $60.00
AURETR144 Diagnose and repair integrated engine and transmission management systems 50 $60.00
AURETU102 Recover vehicle refrigerants 10 $15.00
AURETU103 Service air conditioning and HVAC systems 25 $30.00
AURETU104 Diagnose and repair air conditioning and HVAC components 35 $42.00
AURHTJ103 Remove, inspect and refit heavy vehicle wheel and tyre assemblies 20 $24.00
AURHTQ103 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle drive shafts 30 $36.00
AURHTX101 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle manual transmissions 50 $60.00
AURHTX104 Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems 35 $42.00
AURKTA005 Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems 30 $36.00
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems 20 $24.00
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10 $15.00
AURTTF105 Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems 15 $18.00
AURTTQ001 Inspect and service final drive assemblies 5 $15.00
AURTTX106 Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions 40 $48.00
AURVTW018 Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting 30 $36.00
AURVTW101 Carry out manual metal arc welding on components 30 $36.00
AURVTW109 Carry out basic gas metal arc welding 20 $24.00
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $44.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $5,291
Concession $2,141
Apprenticeship $4,728
Apprenticeship Concession $2,028
RPL Government Subsidised $3,375
RPL Concession $675
RPL Self-funded $4,500
Self-Funded $6,416

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
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Intake Campus Course Details
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